weigh in

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? I think this is worth more than a thousand! I’m down 6.9 lbs this week!!!

360 lbs!



Last week I responded to an ad I saw outside of Whole Foods that basically said the following:

“Are you overweight? Tired of diet gimmicks and want to give good old-fashioned workouts a try? Call or email to find out more”

Who could pass that up? I emailed the address that was included and was told about a free training opportunity. The gist is this: twelve weeks of intense boot camp style training for FREE – as long as they can take before, during, and after pictures to use for their website. I was MORE than happy to sign up and had my first session today.

Oh. Oh my lord in heaven.

My knees, my glutes, my quads especially… all feel like crap right now. I didn’t realize JUST how out-of-shape I was, to be quite honest. I KNOW. How the heck could I be over 300 lbs and not realize that? I really don’t know.

But here’s a pledge: I started over today. I weigh 366.9 lbs according to the step on the scale I just did. Saturdays will be my new weigh-in days! By this time in 59 days, I want to be down to at least 350. Think I can do it?

Oh, and congratulations to Lyn over at Escape From Obesity – she’s lost 100 lbs! You should go add your congrats!! Lyn – that’s amazing. I only hope to be able to make the same blog post someday in the future!


I’m absolutely stunned at this week’s weigh-in – a loss of 1.2. After my first fitness class last Wednesday, I felt like my knees were shattering! I now know that the hot tub soak after the class was one of the worst things I could have done after vigorously working out.

Last night was my second fitness class and wow – it was a little bit more difficult! And just to prove it’s not all in my head, I asked the instructor and she confirmed that she had stepped it up the tiniest bit. Whew. I’m glad I even went to the class last night, as I was sitting at home til 6pm (it starts at 6:15), convincing myself that I hated it.

SERIOUSLY, WTF? I don’t hate that class at ALL – I love it! The instructor is positive, the women that take the class with me are friendly, I sweat my fool butt off – what’s not to love?! So, I went and enjoyed it. I walked back from working out and stopped at my favourite coffee shop to get myself a drink – just a sugar-free raspberry-lime iced tea. Mmm. When I got home, I was motivated enough to do the dishes from the night before, wash down the kitchen surfaces, sweep and take out the trash. BOOYAH!

I did find that during the class I was getting a bit dizzy, and I’m going to chalk that up to not having enough to eat beforehand. Seriously, a bar of chocolate? Not good fuel for the job!

Oh, and in the spirit of helping each other – here’s a bloghop! Go, add yourself and read and comment on people’s blogs, mmkay?

Considering that I’ve not done the greatest, I’m down another 2 lbs to 364! HURRAY!

Last week I weighed in at 370 lbs – and this week?


Can you believe that?! I listened to a podcast that really clicked with me this past week by  Two Fit Chicks entitled “Intuitive Eating” and it just clicked. It seriously just lightbulb momented (whoa, I just made that up) and I decided to dabble in its principles. I ate what I felt like, when I felt like it. No more listening to Oprah or Dr. Phil* about not eating after 7pm, or chewing on ice cubes when you get hunger pangs, or that carbs are ZOMG EVIL. It’s been interesting in that I’ve found I’m craving protein a LOT, and wanting tons of water and fresh fruit.

Before now, I have thought I’d treat myself every now and then, but I’ve been tracking how I feel after eating my favourite thing in the world: a large Strawberry Cheesequake Blizzard from Dairy Queen.. and you know what? I felt like crap – lethargic, gross, crap. Why do I keep indulging in this over-1000 calorie/serving treat? Oftentimes, I want another one right afterwards, which I realize is being ridiculous.